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Sacramento County Department of Health confirm first case of coronavirus

Posted at 1:16 PM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 16:27:54-05

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Another case of the coronavirus has been confirmed in California, our Sacramento affiliate ABC10 reported Friday.

According to ABC10, Sacramento County Public Health officials confirmed their first case of coronavirus [COVID-19].

The Sacramento County resident recently traveled from China, the epicenter of the outbreak, and returned on Feb. 2, according to ABC10.

ABC10 reported that the individual self-quarantined as a precaution. After exhibiting mild symptoms and speaking with a doctor, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the California Department of Public Health were called in.

The CDC and public health were able to test and confirm the new case, according to ABC10.

The public's risk of exposure to COVID-19 is extremely low, according to county health investigators.